Why have some French? You may be told of a cosy vineyard way off the tourist track, or discover that there's little merit in the stereotype about the French being rude. French is the official language of a number of international organisations (including the UN and the International Olympic Committee). French films are internationally renowned, and France has won the Nobel Prize in Literature more times than any other country!
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